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Enzyme-Inhibition Could Revolutionize Molecular Imaging

June 10, 2014 4:16 pm | by Kimberly Brown, Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

The prominent role a single enzyme plays in cancer imaging has eluded researchers for years, but not anymore. This discovery could pave new avenues in nuclear medicine. The enzyme, called neutral endopeptidase (NEP), has a way of ...  

Inside the Adult ADHD Brain

June 10, 2014 12:19 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood ...

Hansen Medical's Sensei X Robotic Catheter System to Be Featured at Cardiostim Congress

June 9, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, will showcase its new Sensei X2 Robotic System prototype at Cardiostim Congress from June 18 - 21 at the Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France. The Sensei X2 features...

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A New Diagnostic Tool for Dementia Diseases

June 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new diagnostic tool helps clinicians to differentiate between Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Presented in the doctoral thesis of MD Miguel Ángel Muñoz Ruiz at the University of Eastern Finland...

Endoscope with an Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:53 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The study, published in GIE: Gastrointestinal...

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe in Simulations

June 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was...

Institute of Cancer Research Joins Consortium to Develop MRI-Guided Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac...

Lasers and Night-Vision Technology Help Improve Imaging of Hidden Lymphatic System

June 4, 2014 11:05 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body. This "drainage" network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling, which occasionally... 

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LayerWise Wins GE’s Global 3D Printing Production Quest

June 4, 2014 9:50 am | by LayerWise | News | Comments

GE awarded LayerWise as winner of its worldwide open innovation challenge, the 3D Printing Production Quest. The winning submission of LayerWise proves the company’s capability to produce complex medical imaging device parts with high... 

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

MRI-Guided Laser Procedure Provides Alternative to Epilepsy Surgery

June 2, 2014 3:52 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

For patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) that can't be controlled by medications, a minimally invasive laser procedure performed under MRI guidance provides a safe and effective alternative to surgery, suggests a study in the...

Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

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IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

First HD Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastroscope for Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation...

Precision-Guided Epidurals and Better Blood Monitors

May 28, 2014 9:23 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The march of modern medicine is often driven by revolutions in medical imaging. When technology advances, doctors are better able to peer deeply into human tissues, and thus able to detect, diagnose and treat human diseases more effectively...

X-Ray Dark-Field Radiography Provides Detailed Imaging of Lung Diseases

May 27, 2014 2:32 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology journal, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary emphysema at an earlier stage, than it is currently available. Conventional radiographic procedures generate images...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

Compact and Extremely Small-Scale Incubator Microscope to Examine Cells in Time Lapse

May 27, 2014 12:04 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | News | Comments

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small...

A New Molecule for High-Resolution Cell Imaging

May 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes...

New Sensor Could Light the Way Forward in Low-Cost Medical Imaging

May 23, 2014 10:07 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey have developed...

Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis

May 22, 2014 2:57 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in Nature...   

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Solution Honored as Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by Sunrise Labs Inc. | News | Comments

Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce that their client, Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging  (MBI) Solution has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design...

Researchers Combine Weak Chemical Forces to Strengthen Novel Imaging Technology

May 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When University of Illinois Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its...

Image Fusion-Guided Biopsy Improves Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

May 22, 2014 9:22 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as...

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